Manitou introduces its largest capacity telehandler


Manitou’s new MTA 12055 Series III telehandler is now the heaviest capacity construction telehandler in the company’s product line.

The new machine delivers a maximum lift capacity of 5,443 kg, a lift height of 16.9 metres and can deliver 2,495 kg to full extension. 

“We had many customers looking for a Manitou telehandler that could handle construction materials that are larger than usual,” said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of telescopic handlers for Manitou Group.

“The Manitou MTA 12055 has a high capacity and lift height, combined with great forward reach, which makes it perfect for infrastructure, bridge and power generation projects, to name a few.” 

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The new telehandler can navigate demanding jobsites. It has an turning radius of 3.7 metres, allowing it to be used in the same tight jobsites as some of the smaller models, but it has the extra capacity for those objects.

In addition, an exclusive single joystick control allows operators to control boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and travel direction all on the same joystick. 

The Manitou MTA 12055 is equipped with a 120 hp Cummins engine and four-speed powershift transmission, pushing travel speeds up to 37 km per hour.

The Manitou MTA 12055 is designed with a side-mounted engine and high boom mount. The design provides operators with visibility over the top of the engine and access to maintenance components. Additional features include a maximum forward reach of 12.4 metres and standard four-wheel drive, frame levelling, auxiliary hydraulics and self-levelling forks. 

As well, optional features for the Manitou MTA 12055 include cab enclosure with heat or air conditioning, an LED light kit, reverse camera and radar.

The Manitou PWP

Manitou also designed a Personnel Work Platform System (PWP) that temporarily disconnects the transmission, engages the rear axle stabilizer, reduces frame levelling and applies the parking brake when using a platform attachment. The exclusive option automatically places the machine in the correct mode for work platform use. 

Manitou offers a full range of attachments for the MTA 12055. Fork carriages, both standard or rotating, with widths from 123 cm to 183 cm, support many different applications. Truss booms, buckets and lift hooks are also available. 

Furthermore, the Manitou MTA 12055 is available as a connected machine. Manitou’s telematics system simplifies machine management by providing fleet owners and end users with instant remote access to recent activity, locations, operating codes and service alerts through data management software tools.